For those that love numbers, how do we compare as a community to other communities of relative size to ourselves financially.
The following are numbers we were provided with at our first budget meeting last night. (Next meeting is in Council chambers on March 6 2pm to discuss 2014 Capital Projects).
CNP compared to the following 18 communities (2012 numbers used):
Pincher Creek, Claresholm, Raymond, Grande Cache, Barrhead, Vermillion, Westlock, Didsbury, Jasper, Redcliff, Stettler, Vegreville, St Paul, Wainwright, Devon, Peace River, Blackfalds, Ponoka.
Population wise they all between 3,600 and 6,800 residents:
Equalized Assessment per Capita: CNP had an average assessment of $169,142 per resident second highest in the list to only Jasper.
Cost of Interest and Banking per Capita: CNP $7 the average of the group $43
Cost of Materials, Goods, Supplies and Utilities Per Capita: CNP $497 the average of the group $401
Cost of Contracted and General Services Per Capita: CNP $621 with the average of the group being $479
Cost of Salaries, Wages and Benefits Per Capita: CNP $937 with the average of the group being $720
Major Expenditures Per Capita by Broad Function:
General Government CNP $386 Average $264
Protective Services CNP $267 Average $232
Transportation CNP $872 Average $498
Environment CNP $521 Average $519
Recreation CNP $448 Average $425
Revenue Source Per Capita, Sales and User Fees:
CNP $712 Average $675
Revenue Source Per Capita, Grants:
CNP $936 Average $482
Revenue Source Per Capita, Net Municipal Property Taxes:
CNP $1,218 Average $874
Long Term Municipal Debt per Capita:
CNP $211 Average $1,066
Tax Collection Rates:
CNP 92.4% Average 97.4%
Equalized Assessment Per Capita:
CNP $169,142 Average $117,601
Equalized Tax Rate Residential:
CNP 9.4% Average 9.3%
Equalized Tax Rate Non Residential:
CNP 13.2% Average 14.1%